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How can I view hidden files in the Finder?

I noticed that whenever I add files and delete them, their physical space remains on the disk drive. I uninstalled NTFS Tuxera and I still have the same problem. So I had to insert the disk under my ...
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How do I remove a username from the username drop down list on Chrome on Mac OS X?

Googling suggests that I highlight the name with my mouse and hit delete - this doesn't work (the name stays in the dropdown list, I instead end up deleting a letter from the name textfield) A Mac ...
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Can I use the iPad mini (Wi-Fi+cellular) as a cellphone?

I just wanted to know whether is possible to use an iPad mini as a cell phone. I am planning to put my SIM card into the iPad mini, which is the Wi-Fi+cellular model.
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How can I recalibrate the touchscreen on my iPhone?

When I tap on the bottom of my iPhone's screen it actually acts as if I tapped in another section higher up. It may be a calibration problem. How can I recalibrate the touchscreen?
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Is there a way to see the time that a photo was taken on the iPhone?

Sometimes I took a photo using my iPhone, and then later on, I wonder how long I have been there at that location, I thought of checking when the last photo was taken, and can tell the time when I ...
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Turn off message sending from iCloud?

Whenever I send someone a text, I'm told that it shows that "myname@icloud.com" is sending the text and not my phone number. And when someone responds to "myname@icloud.com", I receive the message on ...
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Locking an iPhone if button is broken?

My friend's iPhone's sleep/wake button no longer works. Is there any way to turn off the screen besides setting up auto-lock and waiting a few minutes?
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iMessage frozen/crashing

I have an iPod Touch 5th gen and I sent a really long emoji message to my friend and both our iPods froze! Now everytime I try to open it, it goes to the conversation menu, freezes for about 10 ...
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How to transfer music from one iTunes library to another using shared library?

I would like to transfer music from one iTunes library to another but I tried to drag songs from local library to a shared library and it didn't work. Is it possible to do this transfer using just ...
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How do I remove the restriction passcode on my iPad?

My younger brother, while playing with my iPad, switched on the restriction passcode for in-app purchase and when asking him he had forgotten the password. I asked some of my friends, they told me ...
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How do I move a contact on the iPhone from one group to another?

I have about 20 contacts on my iPhone that is in the wrong group. How can I move them to another group?
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How can I delete photos imported to an iPhone from a PC?

How do I delete photo albums that I accidentally imported to my iPhone 4S from my PC? There is no delete available for either album or individual pictures.
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Can I transfer iTunes credit between accounts? How would I go about doing so?

Can I transfer iTunes credit between accounts? How would I go about doing so? The question pretty well speaks for itself. I have two accounts, one for my iPod, one for my iPhone, I have passwords ...
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Unable to find driver for this platform \“ACPI\” MACOSX version: not yet set

After applying the latest OSX update, I'm unsure which version it was anymore, but I applied it yesterday, on my MacBook Air I get this screen below and am unable to continue in any way. What now?
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How to put songs to my iphone from itunes without deleting songs in my iphone

I have a problem. My friend placed music in my iphone using his laptop recently. Unfortunately i want to put more song in my iphone using my computer. However, I cant sync my iphone to my comuputer ...
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Is AirDrop possible between iPad, iPhone and MacBook?

A new MacBook came with something called AirDrop and worked between many MacBooks such as MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. Can I also use AirDrop to exchange data between Macs and iOS devices?
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How to send and receive iMessages from my phone number on my MacBook Air with Mountain Lion

I recently downloaded Mountain Lion because I wanted to be able to send and receive iMessages from my phone number on my MacBook Air. But, for some reason I'm not able to add my number to my Mac. When ...
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Copying ISO file to USB drive in OS X?

I have tried to copy an ISO file to a USB drive. I am unable to do it with Disk Utility. How can I copy the ISO file to a USB drive? But I get the below. I have enough space in the 16GB USB drive ...
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Mavericks unusually high RAM usage

I thought Mavericks was suppose to utilize RAM memory better, thus run smoother. Running ML on Mac mini 2012, with 16GB RAM...always running smoothly even with over a dozen apps running. Now, after ...
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Is it possible to update any iOS 6 device to iOS 6.1.6?

Apple have just released software updates to fix a rather serious security problem where a valid SSL response wasn't checked properly to ensure it matches the site actually being browsed. I have an ...
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How to push GMail to iPhone without Exchange?

Since Google has ended support for Google Sync aka Microsoft Exchange on Janurary 30th, how can I continue to get mails from GMail pushed? As far as I know, IMAP does not support push. I know that ...
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What should i do when pIctures on my iphone are not rotating when i rotate the device,?

I have a relatively new iphone 4s and suddenly the other day when i rotate the phone nothing on the device (pictures, etc) don't rotate anymore. What is the best way to figure out what is going on? ...
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How to sync iCloud contacts with Google?

I recently started using the Gmail app on my iOS devices because it has better search functionality than the native Mail app. However, that means that when I'm writing emails the app is using my Gmail ...
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iPhone 4 will charge in wall, but won't sync or charge via USB

I have an iPhone 4 that is showing its age. It will charge when plugged into the wall charger. However, when I plug the same cable into a USB port on my computer it will not charge or be recognized ...
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How do I install JDK 1.6 in Mavericks?

When I upgrade to Mavericks, it uninstalls Java 1.6. I can install Java 7, but for some applications and development work, I still need access to Java 6. How can I reinstall Java 6 in Mavericks? ...
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Change Dock color on left/right site in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

New in OS X Mavericks, when using the famous dock on the left or right site: It has a white background now. It makes it hard to see the icons and the design is awful. Does anyone know how to change ...
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disk utility can't repair this disk. backup as many of your files as possible

I have an external hard-disk with a single Mac OS Extended partition. This disk stopped working couple of days ago. I tried to repair the partition with disk utility but no luck. The error message is ...
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Why doesn't iTunes detect my iPhone?

When I connect my iPhone 3GS to my computer, iTunes does not detect it. The phone displays the green battery meter indicating it's charging, System Profiler detects an "iPhone" connected to the USB ...
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Can't install any app, App Store asks for credit card

I haven't been installing anything on my iPad Mini for the past few weeks. But previously, I just had to tap on "Install", enter my Apple ID password and go. Now, for every new application, even ...
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Why does my iPhone use so much “other” space after upgrade to iOS 5?

After upgrading my iPhone, there is about 10 gigabytes assigned to Other that I don't remember seeing before. What could be causing this space to be filled?
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Can I change the brightness on a secondary display?

I have a MBP with a secondary display. Is is possible to have the brightness keys (F1 & F2) change both the main display (laptop screen) and the secondary display (a VGA external monitor connected ...
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Can you force a mobile site on your iPhone to show full desktop view?

Is there a way to force websites, when browsing them on your phone, to go into full desktop view? For instance, when I go to the NASCAR website on my phone, it displays a mobile version. But the ...
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What does the spinning circle next to the network indicators on iOS mean?

I recently got an iPhone and at first I had problems connecting to the wifi. After a while, I got it to work. Now I noticed a small circle next to the wifi icon that spins when I am going down through ...
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Email on iPad not showing after some days

After a few days my older emails on iPad2 stop showing in the inbox. Dont find any clue where they went. Does the mail program store the older emails elsewhere? How can i show all the emails and not ...
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How to transfer entire iMessage conversations to computer?

I am getting a new iPhone come next month. I want to save all of my nostalgic conversations for the future. Is there a way to transfer an entire chat log to the computer in plain text? Or will I ...
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How secure is Activation Lock on iOS 7?

Apple showed this new feature in iOS 7 called Activation Lock, that if you enable "Find My iPhone" on a device that is lost or stolen, a person that finds/gets the iPhone will not be able to wipe it ...
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Why are my iMessages being sent through my Apple ID?

This had never been a problem until around an hour ago. A friend texted me and it showed up on all 3 other iPhones my family has (we all use the same Apple ID). I tried turning my phone off and on, ...
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If I have an iPod touch (1st gen) can I install apps?

I found what I think is a first gen iPod touch (see here). I had to restore it and it says it cannot update beyond iOS 2.2.1, build version 5H11. When I browse the App Store, all apps seem to ...
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How can I use an iPhone on the TracFone network?

I am looking to buy a used iPhone for use on the TracFone network. I am pretty sure that it will run on the network. According to eHow, I can do it with a jailbreak and according to another eHow ...
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Why does OS X Mavericks block the purge command in Terminal?

When I try the purge command on my terminal, OS X Mavericks gives me the following message: Unable to purge disk buffers: Operation not permitted This hasn't been the default behavior until now. I ...
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What is Mobile Sync - Backup and why is it taking so much space?

I was checking my directory and found out that the Folder Backup in Library > Application Support > Mobile Sync > Backup, is taking 13GB of my Harddisk ... What is this and why is taking so much space ...
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Where does iTunes save iOS updates?

When I choose to install a new version of iOS on my device via iTunes, the installation file is huge (e.g. 750 MB). Where does iTunes save this file, and does it get deleted after the installation is ...
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How do I restore my iPhone from an iCloud backup?

I just installed iOS 5 on my iPhone 4 several days ago, and I backed it up to iCloud. After performing a sync with my PC, it deleted a bunch of apps. I'd like to restore these from the iCloud backup. ...
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How do I clear data listed as “Other” on my iPhone?

Since iOS 1 I have always lost Gigs of storage to the "Other" category on my iPhone. I have cleared my Safari data, told my phone not to sync music, apps and just about every other syncable option ...
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How do I send a file by Bluetooth from Android smartphone to an iMac running OS X Lion?

I am unsuccessfully sending a file from my smartphone Huawei Ideos X5 with Android 2.3.5 to my iMac. I paired the devices successfully. Android phone receives successfully anything from iMac, but iMac ...
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How can you send the same text to multiple people without it being a group message?

Suppose that I want to send "Happy Thanksgiving!" to 35 different people, but I do not want it to be treated as a group message. How can this be accomplished on the iPhone 4S (with or without ...
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iOS 6 activation error on iPhone 3GS without SIM card

I recently got an iPhone 3GS without a SIM card. I upgraded it to iOS 6 from 5.1.1. However, the phone is stuck on "Activation error" after successfully connecting to my WiFi. The screen says: ...
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Is it possible to hack facetime call?

Me and my girlfriend are using facetime regularly for talking. I'm worried if anyone can hack our Facetime calls and record our videos? Is it possible? How safe is Facetime?
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Is it possible to log out of 'mail' on the iPad?

I set up my email into the iPad 'Mail' app, and I cannot find how you log out to prevent another user from opening and reading my mail. Is it possible to log out of 'mail' on the iPad?
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How do I type a ² or a ³ on an Apple keyboard (International English layout)?

I use ² and ³ a lot in e-mails. When using my Belgian Windows keyboard and a custom keymap it was easy to type this in Mac OS X as I assigned the appropriate key. Now I switched to a qwerty ...